This evening I attended a small gallery opening where items from a class I took were displayed. It was a class in Rug Hooking, taken at my local Textile Center and taught by Rug Artist Mary Logue.
The class was AMAZING fun, and I discovered things about myself, my design process, my color likes and dislikes, that I hadn’t expected to learn. And THAT is the best thing about a class, I get to learn a little bit more about ME!
I don’t get to take as many classes as I’d like, but this year I promised myself that I would take at LEAST two classes in new subjects. In the Winter I took a class to learn to bake Scandinavian Christmas Cookies.
In the Spring I took a class to make Glass Mosaics. The above piece was based on a photo I took while Kathleen and I were on a road trip and she was driving, a highway in Minnesota.
I’ve found each of these classes to be so inspiring – and just FUN! It’s very helpful as a teacher to experience classes from the other side every now and then!
I teach a LOT! I teach at many fiber shows, and sometimes at yarn shops and at knitting conventions around the country. I know that I enjoy my classes (the students are always such a surprise, and SO much fun!) but I tend to forget how great it is to just LEARN a new skill!
This June I’ll be teaching at three different fiber festivals around the US. Perhaps you – or someone you know – would be interested in taking a class with me?
I know I’d LOVE to have you in class!
ESTES PARK WOOL MARKET
On June 7 & 8 I’ll be teaching 4 classes at Estes Park Wool Market in Estes Park, Colorado. Kathleen and I are also vending there, selling our yarn and making friends!
The classes I’m teaching are Finishing, Combination Knitting, Knitting with Wire and Charted Entrelac.
I know a few of my Estes Park classes are sold out, but I’ve also told the Estes Park folks that I can take a few extra students if necessary, so check out the classes and email them with any questions!
IOWA SHEEP AND WOOL FEST
We’re barely home before Kathleen and I climb back into the Pilot for the Iowa Sheep & Wool Fest, where I’m teaching a class on my popular scarf pattern, Backyard Leaves, on Saturday morning June 16.
This is a great class for someone who feels she’d like to mistress charts, and learn about how lace can create wonderful shapes in a garment.
I’m also teaching my favorite class, Combination Knitting on Sunday morning, June 17.
This class has opened SO many minds to different ways of knitting, I feel that it’s the class that speaks to the most folks (and not ALWAYS about yarn and needles!)
It’s our first time at the Iowa festival, and we are PSYCHED to be at a landmark event so close to home! There are still spaces in both classes, you can sign up here!
HOUSTON FIBER FEST
Finally, June 22-24 ModeKnit Yarn will be at the Houston Fiber Fest, and we’re SO excited for our first time at this great event!
(We’re not so excited about late July heat in Houston, but we’ve been told the entire city is air conditioned. Right..?)
In addition to selling our wide variety of yarns and patterns, I’ll be teaching a LOT of classes.
These include; Double Knitting, Knitting With Beads, CableMania, Combination Knitting, Mad About Plaid and Knitting With Wire.
These are all exceptionally FUN classes, I really hope you’ll consider joining me for a delightful morning or afternoon!
And, as always, Kathleen and I hope to see you in our booth for a visit and a piece of Tea Candy!